Monday, September 19, 2016

project 12 | 2016 | part three

i love having my years captured month by month and plan to keep up with project 12 this year in a few different chunks. you can read about January-March here, and April-May here

lol at the baby/daddy photobomb team!

man oh man, this was the last month at my accounting job, and boy was it ROUGH. i spoke a little bit about it in this post. however, i did learn some things throughout the month. so it is always a plus when you can learn something during the hard times! 

we lived with my in-laws during the entire month of June, since we sold our house in May. it was nice to have a break from owning a house for a month, it really helped lower our stress levels. and trust me, there was plenty of other things to stress about like getting set up for grad school, ending a job, getting ready for a move, and saying lots of goodbyes.

June 10 - registration for grad school!
June 11 - trip to Columbia with my parents
June 18 - my nephew's birthday party at the zoo!
June 19-23 - house sitting for my parents while they were on vacation
June 23 - my last day as an accountant!
June 24 - hung out with my family, went to the pool, and to see Finding Dory!
June 25 - trip to Columbia to sign the lease on our apartment
June 27 - lunch with a friend & orientation for my new part time gig (doing the books for a church)
June 28-29 - packed up everything at the in laws for the big move
June 30 - had lunch with my coworkers again before moving


i pretty much spent all month unpacking the apartment in stages, putting together Ikea furniture, organizing the apartment, and resting a little bit too. it was a month off of "work" but there was definitely a ton of work to do so i kept busy!

we did get to take a trip up to Indiana to visit some friends at the end of the month. we have been trying to hang out with them for the last 3 years but something always happens. like when we were supposed to be driving up to their wedding & Thomas totaled our car. so we finally made it happen & it was such a fun trip! we made a few extra stops in Knoxville and Louisville on the way too! 

other than that, we just kinda hung out and enjoyed a relaxing month. we did plenty of exploring around our new town, and claimed some spots as our favorites. like the used bookstore in an old mill, that we went to every weekend to browse! 

July 1 - finished packing for the move
July 2 - move in day! & my in-laws & cousin-in-law stayed the night
July 3 - donation/storage trip with the uhaul
July 4-5 - unpacking/cleaning the apartment
July 6-10 - beach trip with Thomas's family
July 16 - trip to Ikea to get me a desk, so i can be a legit student ;)
July 23 - another trip to Ikea to get a few extra things ;)
July 28-31 - trip to see friends in Indianapolis (with stops in Knoxville & Louisville)


August went by in a blur. somehow the 2 weeks before school started went by way too fast & once grad school started it has been crazy! basically after orientation it was hit the ground running because we had homework to do for classes that hadn't even started yet! but i am enjoying everything so much, definitely learning a lot just learning it super fast.

having a birthday right when school starts really stinks. i had so much to do to get ready for grad school that i really didn't even hardly think about my birthday this year. it just kinda happened & now it's over! that may be a good thing though - i can get away with pretending i'm still 27 for a little while longer! ;) ha!

i was lucky enough to make some awesome friends right off the bat, and we have a majority of our classes together so that is nice. we also all bring our lunch so we have our lunch break together. even though my inclination is to study during lunch because not having enough time is a real thing... it is nice to just have that downtime with friends inbetween 3 hour classes. the classes haven't been bad though, they actually go by pretty quickly because we do a lot of things in groups and the classes are mostly discussion instead of lecture. i thought i would die in 3 hour classes, but we do get a break halfway through so it is nice to break it up some.

August 1 - got & started reading The Cursed Child!
August 6 - some friends stopped by for lunch on their way home from the beach!
August 13 - my family came down to celebrate my birthday & see our new place
August 15-16 - alllllll day long orientation sessions for school! they were intense
August 18 - both of our bunnies got spayed/neutered so they can be friends now!
August 21 - we hung curtains in the apartment! (it made the apartment SO cozy!)
August 22 - classes officially started, no turning back now!
August 23 - i turned 28. man, i'm getting on up there!
August 27 - Thomas's parents came down to see our new place & hang out!

what are some notable events from your summer?

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